(Closed) Hayley Paige- Did it make you feel 'heavy?'

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I tried on a few of her dresses (Monroe, River, Emeryn, Comet, Honor). I loved the feel of her fabrics and thought they looked way better in person than they do in pictures and on the hanger….sometimes I feel like her dresses are a little too fairy princess for my taste. I’ll be honest, of all the dresses/designers I tried on (25+) hers made me feel the “heaviest”. I don’t know if it was the 2 salons I visited, but both had super small sample sizes (one boutique told me Hayley’s dresses ran a little smaller than other designers) so I instantly felt fat and blobby because they were hard to fit into and way tight (FWIW I’m curvy, 5’4 size 29 jeans). The beading wasn’t as heavy as other dresses I felt, it was lighter and more of a unique design so I can def see the appeal of her dresses.

I would still encourage you to go and try some on! That’s a rude comment someone said to you. If the samples are small in your area and you love the dress, you’ll just have to use your imagination to see yourself in it. Try looking on oncewed or preowned to see if you can find more real, curvier brides in the dresses you love.

Good luck!

Post # 3
43 posts

I bought a Hayley Paige wedding dress.  It’s a ballgown and I absolutely love it.  I do think her dresses have a fairy princess look and look best on tiny framed women.  I’m hoping to loose a few inches off my waist before my wedding as my dress seems to showcase a super tiny waist best….

Definitely try on her dresses.  If your waist is 26″ you will look amazing!

Post # 4
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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corinnemmm :  depends on your torso length. I have quite a short torso, so the shorter torso of her gowns worked well. 

Post # 5
1470 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with the short torso thing.  Never tried one on but I see what you mean.

Post # 6
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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corinnemmm :  No not at all, I’m 5’5″ and a size 26 in jeans and I felt TINY in her dresses. They’re super light and airy, even the bigger princess gowns. 

I tried several of HP’s gowns, the Londyn, the Guindon and they were great but for me, they didn’t have enough boning to hold “the girls” up so I decided to go with something else 🙂 I have a slightly larger chest for my size and many of her dresses are quite low in the back. 

Happy dress shopping! 

Post # 7
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Florida

I’m larger than your jeans size, and shorter than you, however I have a long torso and short legs. I ended up falling in love and purchased a HP gown. Truthfully you just have to go try them on! Best of luck and keep us posted!


btw sorry someone made such a rude comment to you! 

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